11 Mar 2015
Two care homes and an extra care property in Coventry have been classed as good by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Staff at Anchor’s Trinity Lodge in Quorn Way, Godiva Lodge and Leofric Lodge, both in Heath Crescent, were celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.
The three properties were praised by the CQC in the first wave of new robust inspections which were announced in October 2014.
Care homes and extra care properties are now classed as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.
The three properties were recognised for their high standards of care - for ensuring older people live in a safe environment, the staff are caring and the care homes and retirement housing property is well run.
Jan Morris, daughter of Ronald Stansfield, 92, who has lived at Trinity Lodge for three years, said: “It was no surprise to me that Trinity Lodge was classed as good. My dad loves living here because the food is excellent, the staff are great and the care is very individual.”
Trinity Lodge Manager Keri Martin said everyone at the home was thrilled because they had worked so hard to maintain high standards of care.
She said: “We all know Trinity Lodge and Godiva Lodge are great care homes but to be given such praise from the regulator is brilliant.
“We are proud of the care we provide, of the meals which are made from fresh seasonal ingredients and of the wide variety of meaningful activities enjoyed by our residents.
“Anchor has informed the Government’s dementia strategy so we also know how to care for people living with the condition so they lead as fulfilling a life as possible.
“We welcome such rigorous inspections and clear ratings so older people and their families can see which homes are the best in the country. We’re so pleased that the three homes have been classed as good.”